“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.” ——–> Are you an artist? If so, send your pieces to Dignan
Upon browsing one of the more recent collections of psychedelia inspired art on the subreddit, Baked Art, I stumbled across today’s submission (featured above) in Stoner Art by the artist under the alias, Naturally Irrational. Personally, I have entitled this illustration, “A Blinding Light on a Winding Path,” as I feel it sets the scene for the artist’s entire album, The Life of the Naturally Irrational. A shadowy blue figure, perhaps an autobiographic projection of the artist himself, stands facing the threshold of a winding green and white checkerboard walkway, which contorts and tangles around itself, finally dissipating into an indescribable and unforeseen alternate universe. From the distance, a blinding yellow light emanates from the end of the mysterious pathway piercing the face of the specter, who is drawn into the eerie emission like a tractor beam. The drawing has a sense of weightlessness, though the cylindrical setting gives the sketch motion, especially as the edges of the path express intensity through the utilization of heavy, dark directional strokes. For me, the light represents each of our unique hopes, dreams, and aspirations that can only be obtained through persistence in endeavors, resilience against distractions, and excellence in production. In a similar manner to the nameless figure, who takes the first step toward their destiny in this fortuitous journey known as life, we do not know if our fate is enlightenment, depravity, or some grey region in between. However, we cannot sit idly by as others venture down that winding path without us. We can be afraid no longer. We must act, for if not now, then when?
Take a moment to consider some of the other items in Naturally Irrational’s album, The Life of the Naturally Irrational, below. While I have taken the liberty of providing them with names, otherwise known as glorified captions, they each shine individually as they spark deep contemplation, flood the mind with memories, and drop you into the rabbit hole known as the mind of Naturally Irrational.
The Cosmic Hand
Eyes of Mentality
Pink Brick Roads and Wormholes
A Meeting of the Minds
Faces of Chaos
The Doors of Perception
Stoner Schematics would like to extend a gracious “Thank You” to Naturally Irrational for allowing us this opportunity to showcase his inventive and introspective pieces on the website. We encourage everyone to check out some of his other works, share them, and award him with the sapid sweetness of upvotes. If you would want to be like Naturally Irrational, and have your art featured on Stoner Schematics, send your work to me, and I will be glad to host them. Not only does this submission offer you a chance to see your work in a published format, but it also spreads your creative mojo across the internet and around the world, and who wouldn’t want that?